Israel has enjoyed calm borders with Jordan for over four decades. While Israel’s military superiority and alert borders guards are the main reasons for that, still, the Hashemite regime in Amman has managed to keep anti-Israel forces at bay, an advantage for which Israel has given much in return to Jordan’s king and his late [...]
Here are the report’s Key Findings, according to a summary provided by Carnegie.?
“The most likely potential challenge to the U.S.-Japan alliance over the next fifteen to twenty years does not involve full-scale military conflict between China and Japan or the United States-for example, one originating from Chinese efforts to expel Washington from the region. [...]
But according to Sumihiko Kawamura, a former rear admiral and commander of the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s antisubmarine air wing, Beijing has a more critical but less-articulated goal that, if achieved, could tip strategic military superiority from the United States to China in the Pacific.
Kawamura believes Beijing is trying to turn the South [...]
Crises are normally short, sharp and intense affairs. Israel’s predicament has developed on a different time frame, is more diffuse than most crises and has not reached a decisive and intense moment. But it is still a crisis. It is not a crisis solely about Iran, although the Israeli government focuses on that issue. Rather, [...]
Although it sounds reassuring, Kagan’s argument is, broadly, wrong. It’s true that economic strength and military superiority will preserve U.S. influence over global affairs for decades to come, but power is undeniably flowing away from the West to developing nations. If history is any guide, the arrival of a world in which power is more [...]
On February 18, 2012, the acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller, delivered a speech on her plan for making the outbreak of nuclear attack against the United States a 100% certainty.
Delivering the talk to students and faculty at Yale [...]
In sum, Japanese and Chinese naval forces are likely to find themselves operating increasingly in the same contested stretches of water, with each side looking for ways to offset the other’s improving capabilities. This, too, does not bode well for a reduction in the number or seriousness of incidents at sea.
The United States has [...]
In an alarming analysis in an official Chinese publication, a senior advisor to the Chinese government expects North Korea to launch a war on the South in the belief that it has overwhelming military superiority.
In the magazine, Zhang wrote that the world underestimates the magnitude of the risk on the Korean Peninsula.
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This time Kim Jong-Il may not be bluffingIn an alarming analysis in an official Chinese publication, a senior advisor to the Chinese government expects North Korea to launch a war on the South in the belief that it has overwhelming military superiority.Zhang Lianggui, a professor of International Strategy at the Central Communist Party School in [...]
The notion of significant nuclear disarmament is unacceptable to the Russian military and coming from an American president it is regarded as a cynical ploy to gain total military superiority over the country. …
Russia is struggling to maintain and replace its ageing strategic nuclear delivery systems -missiles, bombers and nuclear submarines. In any [...]